Over the last several years, WesternU has reached some major milestones.

Some of these noteworthy achievements include:

Western University of Health Sciences is the largest graduate university

for the health professions in the Western U.S. WesternU graduates

physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapist

and veterinarians.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) graduated its

3,000th physician in this year, growing the total number to 3,084.

Western University of Health Sciences also is home of the only veterinary

college in Southern California and one of only 28 in the U.S.

WesternU offers 12 post-baccalaureate degrees:

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctor of veterinary Medicine

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mid-career post baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Science in Health Sciences

Master of Science in Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing Entry

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health

Sciences will be the host the 2006 International Veterinary Student

Association (IVSA) Summer Congress. This is the first time the IVSA will

visit the State of California and only the second time the conference is

to be held in the US. The event is expected to bring 150 international

veterinary students to Pomona.

For the third time in a row, graduates from the College of Pharmacy at

Western University of Health Sciences scored a 100 percent passing rate

on their national exam. The North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam,

NAPLEX, opens the final door for the graduates to apply for their

licenses and go into practice as pharmacists. The statewide pass rate

was 93.62% and the national average was 89.15%. Alumni of the College of

Pharmacy have passed the national board examination at a pass rate of

98.2% since the start of the College.

Western University of Health Sciences earned a distinctive ranking in the

U.S. News & World Report “”America’s Best Colleges, 2006.”” On USNews.com

in the section on medical schools, the College of Osteopathic Medicine of

the Pacific at Western University was top ranked as the hardest school to

get into among the reported private osteopathic medical schools.

WesternU’s Medical Center, located at 887 E. Second St., just east of

Towne Avenue, in Pomona boasts more than 12,000 patient encounters per

year and offers ambulatory, primary health care services to families in

the Pomona area. Many of the patients seen do not have health

insurance.

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) initiated the Veterinary

Ambulatory Community Service mobile unit in 2004. Under the supervision

of CVM faculty and technicians, first- and second-year students provide

primary care services, including physical examinations, surgical

sterilizations, microchipping and vaccinations.